Head coach Bryan Scales hoped his team could turn its recent slide around last night, when the Big Red took on his alma mater Hartwick College last night in Oneota.
Unfortunately, the Hartwick Hawks trounced the men’s soccer team soccer team by a tally of 7-2.
The drubbing marks the third straight loss for the Red booters, who lost to Ivy League rival Brown on Sunday, and also to Penn State on October 12th.
Senior co-captain Rick Stimpson started the match off on a good note, taking a pass from freshman Evan Weiner to net the first goal of the game at 10:58.
That pass gave Weiner his first assist of his college career, while Stimpson brought his point total up to fifteen for the year.
Two minutes after the Stimpson goal, the Hawks began their offensive onslaught. Freshman forward Rob Catana scored his first goal of the game off a penalty kick at 13:04. Catana struck again at 20:10, and 36 seconds after that, his fellow freshman Greg Victor notched the third consecutive Hartwick goal.
Sophomore back Liam Hoban took a corner kick from Stimpson at 26:51 for his first goal the season. Unfortunately, 3-2 was the closest Scales’s men would come; Hartwick exploded for four more goals to put the game out of reach.
With the loss, the Big Red falls to 5-7 overall, 2-2 in the Ivy League, while Hartwick moves up to 7-8-1.
The men return to the friendly confines of Berman Field on Saturday, when Princeton comes to Ithaca for a match crucial in the Ivy League standings.
Archived article by Tom McNulty